Gingercake’s Gifty Frames and Free Printables!

Gingercake’s Gifty Frames and Free Printables!

This is my stop on my own Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series!  I knew immediately that I wanted to share the Quilted Fabric Frame pattern!  It is my new favorite gift to give When I created the new frame pattern this past summer, my oldest was immediately smitten.  She is into decorating her room and accessorizing (like many 12 year olds I know!).  Giving a frame can be a little tricky since you either need to have a photo already in it or...

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Mind Your Manners Napkins

Mind Your Manners Napkins

We just got back from my husband's 20th highschool reunion in Bryn Athyn PA.  What a beautiful fall weekend!  We stayed with an old friend and I decided (the night before!) to make her a big set of napkins.  She has a house full of boys and I knew she would get a kick out of some mind your manners napkins! I used my 9 minute napkin tutorial and then used this printing method to print out the manners.  I had a great...

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Tutorial Oven Mitt – found in a box of gifted fabrics

Tutorial Oven Mitt – found in a box of gifted fabrics

About a year ago my mother in law, Trish, gave me a box of fabrics and other sewing odds and ends.  Among the goodies was this hand drawn paper oven mitt pattern.  It looked so easy!  I was excited to share it here on the blog and this week I finally sat down to make it.  It literally takes about 1/2 an hour. I suppose you could fancy it up with patchwork and more elaborate quilting and let it take you a whole hour if...

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Nine Minute Everyday Napkins Tutorial

Nine Minute Everyday Napkins Tutorial

For a while I have been using cloth napkins that I made using this mitered corner tutorial. I love using them- not only for the nice feeling they have or how much prettier my table looks, but because I know I am doing a small thing to help reduce waste.  A wise friend once told me that every little thing you do adds up to make a difference.  So although I could be doing MUCH more, here is small thing that helps and makes your table...

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The Extreme Cuteness that is Olliegraphics

The Extreme Cuteness that is Olliegraphics

I love personalized stationary for little girls.  I don't really like the price tag though since it often gets scribbled upon.  Then I get annoyed with my children and we all try hard to avoid the whole annoyed with our small children feeling, right?  I found a solution! Enter the extreme cuteness of Olliegraphics.  I used them for elsie's 4th birthday party invitations several years ago and it was so durn cute....

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Super Sweet Vintage Postcards for You!

Super Sweet Vintage Postcards for You!

My friend Karen (remember how I made her that scrappy pumpkin?) and I often go to the thrift store together.  Although I introduced Karen to the joy of thrifting,  I have to admit that her skills of finding treasures may be surpassing me!  Here is what she found for my girls recently…  I had been telling her about the girls writing letters to my Mom asking for sticks of gum (thanks for sending all those sticks of...

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